Funding for this research was provided by:
Australian Government (Australian post graduate award)
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
the Rotary Club of Wodonga,
Australian Chapter of the PKD Foundation
Received: 14 April 2019
Accepted: 16 October 2019
First Online: 1 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The deidentified biopsy series from the cortex of human renal allografts suffering acute rejection were obtained from St Vincent’s hospital Melbourne Australia. Consent was obtained from donors and recipients for tissue excess to pathology requirements and deidentified data to be used in research publications. The requirement for ethics approval was waived by the St. Vincent’s Hospital Human Ethics Committee because the samples and the clinical data were deidentified and the study had no impact on the treatment of patients. No organs were obtained from prisoners and all organs came from the renal transplant program at St Vincent’s hospital Mouse renal ischemia/reperfusion injury samples were from experiments approved in advance by a Monash University Animal Ethics Committee and adhered to the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes under approval number SOBSA/MISCL/2008/45.
: Consent was obtained from donors and recipients that tissue excess to pathology requirements and deidentified data may be used in research publications.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.